Founder Trustee of Shakti, founder of Feminist Resource Centre at the Institute of Social Research and Education, I have been involved in social research for over 30 years. Conducted research on women organisations and the informal sector.

Was Director of Research for BBC World Service Trust, India . Also coordinated the impact and experimental study for Sesame Street in India. For Shakti, along with Dr. Sridhar conducted the first sexual behaviour study in India.